79 percent in neighborhoods hardest hit by Sandy say rebuild even in face of risk

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A survey from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research examining resilience following Superstorm Sandy (and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation) also found that about 1 in 4 Americans believe they live in an area extremely at risk in the next five years of being hit with a disaster.

A superstorm. A mile-wide tornado. A wildfire that killed 19 firefighters in seconds. These three crushing natural disasters, all in the past year, illustrate a new challenge facing policymakers: Should communities damaged by disaster rebuild in the same places, knowing the risks of the same thing happening again? Or should they encourage residents to move to safer ground, potentially wiping those places off the map?...

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